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American ghost : a family's haunted past in the desert southwest / Hannah Nordhaus.

Nordhaus, Hannah, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0062249215
  • ISBN: 9780062249210
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarpercollinsPublishers, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-320).
Formatted Contents Note:
Aura of sadness -- A dress of black satin -- The prairie ocean -- Good-time town -- Promised land -- Book of prayer -- Broncho maneuvers -- Bricks and mortar -- Other speculations -- Four letters -- The upper ten -- The great Pacific -- Men could not move her -- Proper girl -- Region of insanity -- Low season -- Schustergarten -- The merchant prince -- Princess Goldenhair -- Boodle and payola -- Tale of woe -- The angel of Neuhaus -- Other moments contribute -- Destination camp -- Her long rest -- Bequest -- Diaspora -- Map of the world -- At famous La Posada -- The record of what was -- Dust.
Summary, etc.:
"The dark-eyed woman in the long black gown was first seen in the 1970s, standing near a fireplace. She was sad and translucent, present and absent at once. Strange things began to happen in the Santa Fe hotel where she was seen. Gas fireplaces turned off and on without anyone touching a switch. Glasses flew off shelves. And in one second-floor suite with a canopy bed and arched windows looking out to the mountains, guests reported alarming events: blankets ripped off while they slept, the room temperature plummeting, disembodied breathing, and dancing balls of light. La Posada--"place of rest"--had been a grand Santa Fe home before it was converted to a hotel. The room with the canopy bed had belonged to Julia Schuster Staab, the wife of the home's original owner. She died in 1896, nearly a century before the hauntings were first reported. In American Ghost, Hannah Nordhaus traces the life, death, and unsettled afterlife of her great-great-grandmother Julia, from her childhood in Germany to her years in the American West with her Jewish merchant husband. As she traces the strands of Julia's life, Nordhaus uncovers a larger tale of how a true-life story becomes a ghost story and how difficult it can sometimes be to separate history and myth"-- provided by publisher.
Subject: Nordhaus, Hannah > Family.
Ghosts > New Mexico > Santa Fe.

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